Konica Minolta’s engagements to reduce CO2
Reducing CO2 produced during product usage by 79%
With its EcoVision 2050 Konica Minolta aims to achieve a CO2 reduction by 80% in 2050 compared to 2005. In 2016 the company has already reached 49%. This is mainly because the production of CO2 during product usage has been reduced by 79% from 2005 to 2016.
Substituting CO2 emitting power sources with green energy
Where energy is needed, Konica Minolta aims to substitute CO2 emitting power sources with green energy. Konica Minolta joined RE100 and commited to source 100% renewable electricity for their global operations by 2050. With the overall goal of having 100% renewable energy at major European sites, the major sites like the European and German headquarters Langenhagen, one server facility in Hannover and all German offices are already supplied with 100% green energy. In 2020, the Austrian and UK sites will follow.
More than 110,000 kilometres cycled with Bike2Work
In Germany and the Czech Republic, Konica Minolta employees can take part in the Bike2Work action project by using their bicycles instead of cars to travel to work in the summer months. This enables them to demonstrate their responsibility to the environment and improve their own health. Since 2014, Konica Minolta employees have cycled more than 110,000 kilometres and helped to save more than 20 tons of CO2 emissions by not driving this distance in their cars.
Compensating unavoidable CO2 emissions
In case of unavoidable CO2 emissions, Konica Minolta aims to compensate them by supporting certified climate protection projects. Here, the company collaborates with the international climate protection expert ClimatePartner since 2015 and supports Gold Standard-certified projects only. Currently, Konica Minolta supports a wind energy park in Aruba.
In addition, the European headquarter and the Dutch subsidiary are 'climate neutral' companies. Further, Konica Minolta offsets CO2 produced during its events like European Leadership Campus or drupa and has offset all printing at Langenhagen Headquarter since 2015.
In addition, Konica Minolta offsets any emissions produced in manufacturing and transporting as well. This is done for all office and production printing devices, ensuring a totally carbon-neutral lifecycle.
All in all, Konica Minolta have been compensated more than 19 million kilogrammes of CO2 since 2015.